Thursday 23 Oct 2014

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Many schools prepared for new federal lunch standards

Thousands of schools around the country have found new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin with the upcoming school year. Schools across the country will be following updated […]

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Proposed waiver would allow schools to withdraw from nutrition standards

A proposal to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs moved forward Thursday, to the disappointment of healthy eating advocates. “Any attempt to suspend

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First Lady calls for limiting junk food marketing, expanding free school meals

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out new restrictions on Tuesday, limiting junk food and sugary drink marketing in schools. The new

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Study shows that fast food advertising penetrates schools

Most students attend schools where they are exposed to fast food and beverages through meals, advertising and promotions, according to a study released Monday. Ten percent of elementary school